[PD] Raspberry Pi versus BeagleBoard ?

Alexandros Drymonitis adrcki at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 16:19:41 CET 2012

Yup, I'm using their distro as I got it from them at the workshop. Not sure
which version it is, the workshop took place last June, so it shouldn't be
Building a stombox out of a machine as powerful as a smart phone...dunno.
Edgar Berahl himself said that the BB is as powerful as an iPhone 4, or
something. How much could it take?...And we did have some CPU issues during
the workshop, especially with [expr~]..

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM, Pierre Massat <pimassat at gmail.com> wrote:

> Wow! Are you using their satellite distro ? What version of the
> beagleboard are you using ? 72 ms is definitely unusable for realtime
> effects.
> I can't seem to find any info about the latency they achieve and this is a
> bit strange. A low latency is a sine qua non condition if one wants to
> build a stompbox.
> Cheers,
> Pierre.
> 2012/12/20 Alexandros Drymonitis <adrcki at gmail.com>
>> I just tried out the latency.pd patch in 7.stuff/tools on my beagleboard
>> and [timer] shifts between 72.5 and 75.4, if this answers your question.
>> I've attended a workshop on the BB with Pd by the buys at CCRMA, it was a
>> rather nice one.
>> On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 4:54 PM, Pierre Massat <pimassat at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I wrote an e-mail to the guys who made the Satellite CCRMA image for the
>>> BB, asking about latency and quality of the built-in audio interface.
>>> I didn't get a reply to any of these questions, so I guess i'll have to
>>> buy one and figure out myself.
>>> One interesting news though is that they are preparing an image for the
>>> Raspberry Pi. It should be the first image for this machine optimized for
>>> audio, beside the Raspbian image recently tweaked by Miller Puckette.
>>> And finally, just so you know : "I haven't published about it, but I can
>>> safely say that if you don't use the satellite CCRMA images, you will be
>>> sorry later on down the road. As far as I know, no one else is bothering to
>>> make good images." I'm not sure what to make of these statements ;)
>>> Cheers,
>>> Pierre.
>>> 2012/12/20 Bastiaan van den Berg <buzz at spacedout.nl>
>>>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 7:35 PM, Miller Puckette <msp at ucsd.edu> wrote:
>>>>> I could be wrong, but I believe the Beagleboard is ARMv7 and the Pi is
>>>>> ARM v6 - so BB could easily have twice the floating-point erformance of
>>>>> Pi.  I'm not sure why and whether there would be any difference in Jack
>>>>> for the two.  I believe (but am not sure at all) that BB doesn't have
>>>>> the
>>>>> same USB problems the Pi has.  All in all it's still a very attractive
>>>>> possibliity, perticularly since the Stanford people have tested and
>>>>> exercised
>>>>> it thoroughly.
>>>> Yes, BB has a _LOT_ better performance than RasPi ..
>>>> Btw, if you want a cheaper board with BB like performance but RasPi
>>>> like price, look at Cubieboard .. ( http://cubieboard.org/ )
>>>> --
>>>> buZz
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